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Speech & Language

Speech and Language Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, Program Design, Data Collection, Analysis, and Compliance

The Speech Team is comprised of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants.

  • We collaborate with principals and school staff who work with students
  • We work with families to support students who need speech-language services
  • We screen kindergarten students to support Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • We work with students who have literacy difficulties. We have headed the Gold Camp kindergarten transition over the last two summers


Early Communication Skills

Ages 3-4

  • Hears when called from another room
  • Answers WHO, WHAT, WHERE, and WHY questions
  • Talks about school
  • Can be understood by a familiar listener
  • Uses 4 or more words in a phrase
  • Talks without repeating syllables or words

How Parents can support at this age:

  • Make silly pictures and have your child describe why it is silly
  • Sort pictures into categories
  • Expand vocabulary by reading, singing, rhyming, discussing daily events, etc.

Ages 4-5

  • Pays attention to a short story and answers simple questions
  • Hears and understands most of what is said at home and school
  • Uses details in sentences
  • Stays on topic when telling a story
  • Says most sounds correctly

How Parents can support at this age:

  • Talk about spatial relationships (up/down, big/little, first/last)
  • Form and explain categories
  • Increase vocabulary by reading, explaining meanings, and playing games
  • Memory exercises - remembering names, numbers, locations, etc.